Mountain View Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The cottage is self-contained, set in spacious indigenous gardens overlooking the panoramic views of Swellendam against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain range. Situated only minutes away from the N2 (Garden Route) the cottage offers travellers a perfect rejuvenating experience, with the comfort of one double bedroom and a twin-bed thatched-loft room, open space lounge and kitchen, log fireplace, TV, ceiling fans and bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes includes a microwave, two plate stove and a fridge. Apart from the tranquil garden and veranda with breathtaking views, guests can also indulge in the experience of having a South African braai (barbeque) under the shade of the Lapa (thatched gazebo), listening to the soothing sounds of a water feature and African bird songs.
Swellendam is a historic hidden jewel, famous for early travellers and explorers, offering a range of outdoor activities. Within easy walking distance are a selection of restaurants & coffee shops, the Drostdy Museum, Old Goal complex, Mayville (filled with antiques), other historic buildings, the Groote Kerk, Sulina Fairae Sanctuary, art galleries and pottery studios.
On our doorstep is Marloth Nature Reserve for walking and hiking, Bontebok National Park where one can view bontebok, other small buck species, Cape Mountain Zebras, as well as picnic and swim or fish in the Breede River. There is a nearby airfield where plane flips can be arranged, horse riding, mountain biking and quad biking in the surrounding countryside and Buffeljagsriver Dam for watersports.
For a scenic drive, there is the splendour of the Tradouws Pass. We are also within easy driving distance is Malgas which has the only hand drawn pont left in the country, Cape Agulas (Africa's southern most tip), De Hoop Nature Reserve, Witsand beach, Bonnyvale/Robertson wine route and Montagu Spa/hot springs .
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Witsand 65 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport 207 km, Nearest railway: Swellendam|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Western Cape region
Situated halfway between Cape Town and George on the N2, Swellendam is the third oldest settlement in South Africa, after Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Laying at the foot of the beautiful Langeberg mountains this place is not only famous for its youngberries, but as well as for its architecture and its history. The Koornlands River, ancient oak trees and stately, whitewashed homesteads add to its charm. Swellendam was founded by the Dutch East India Company in the year 1745. The town and its district was named after the governor of the Cape and his wife, Hendrik Swellengrebel and Helena Ten Damme.
Visit the Bontebok Nature Reserve. The rare and beautiful Bontebok antelope and other small buck species can be seen at this park, which is only 6km out of Swellendam. A total of 126 different bird species have also been identified here. Situated along the southern slopes of the Langeberg Mountains, the Marloth Nature Reserve is a botanist's dream with an abundance of wild flowers and fynbos. Hiking trails have been established and for those who wish to undertake the entire 81km Swellendam trail, there are six huts positioned at regular intervals. There are also several day walks through indigenous forest to spectacular waterfalls.
Enjoy scenic drives through the 315m high Tradouw Pass of great scenic splendor or wend your way along the Bonnyvale-Robertson wine route. Visit De Hoop Nature Nature Reserve or ride on South Africa's last hand-pulled pont at Malgas (40km from Swellendam). One hour's drive to the ocean – watch whales from the cliffs of Hermanus, fish, surf or suntan at Cape Infanta and Witsand, or stand on the southern-most tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas.You could even visit the Breede River Bird Sanctuary.
Go on a Two Feathers horseback trail, go mountain-biking, paddle on the Breede River or enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Buffelsjag dam. Experience the thrill of flying or gliding by a winch at Swellengrebel Flying Club. Discover the magic of Sulina Faerie Sanctuary which will fascinate young and old. The whole family will love the walk in the fairey garden. Other activities such as golf, squash, tennis, bowling and water-skiing are available.
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